Country profile: Thailand

Thailand made their Summer Olympic debut in 1952 after the National Olympic Committee for Thailand was created in 1948 and recognized in 1950.

Thailand have won 24 medals including seven gold medals at the Olympics. Four years ago in London, Thailand went home with three medals, two silvers and a bronze.

In Rio this year gold is very much on the agenda, with sensational young shuttler Ratchanok Intanon – who is Thailand’s flag bearer – in with a shot of claiming gold in the women’s singles badminton.

Ariya Jutanugarn faces a lot of competition in the women’s golf, but with three wins already on the LPGA Tour this year she is most certainly in with a shot. The same can be said of Thongchai Jaidee in the men’s golf, with the 46-year-old appearing to only get better with age.

After winning silver in London, Pimsiri Sirikaew will be looking to go one better in women’s 58kg weightlifting category.

Athletes competing in Rio:

Archery: Witthaya Thamwong
Badminton: Boonsak Ponsana, Porntip Buranaprasertsuk, Ratchanok Intanon, Puttita Supajirakul, Sapsiree Taerattanachai, Bodin Issara, Savitree Amitrapai
Boxing: Chatchai Butdee, Amnat Ruenroeng, Wuttichai Masuk, Sailom Adi, Peamwilai Laopeam
Cycling: Jutatip Maneephan, Amanda Mildred Carr
Golf: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thongchai Jaidee, Ariya Jutanugarn, Pornanong Phatlum.
Judo: Kunathip Yea-on
Rowing: Jaruwat Saensuk, Phuttharaksa Nikree
Sailing: Natthaphong Phonoppharat, Keerati Bualong, Siripon Kaewduangngam, Kamolwan Chanyim
Shooting: Napis Tortungpanich, Attapon Uea-aree, Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit, Pim-on Klaisuban, Tanyaporn Prucksakorn
Swimming: Radomyos Matjiur, Natthanan Junkrajang
Table tennis: Padasak Tanviriyavechakul, Nanthana Komwong, Suthasini Sawettabut
Taekwondo: Tawin Hanprab, Panipak Wongpattanakit, Phannapa Harnsujin
Tennis: Sanchai Ratiwatana, Sonchat Ratiwatana
Weightlifting: Sinphet Kruaithong, Witoon Mingmoon, Tairat Bunsuk, Chatuphum Chinnawong, Sarat Sumpradit, Sopita Tanasan, Pimsiri Sirikaew, Sukanya Srisurat, Siripuch Gulnoi

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